Item description for The Boy and the Quilt [With Four-Color Artwork] by Shirley Kurtz & Cheryl A. Benner...
Overview With a little help from his mother and sister, a young boy makes a quilt of his own
Publishers Description Loss Forgiveness and Restoration.The Face of Christ illustration and the accompanying story that has changed lives all around the globe.First it is a truelife story of an advertising executive an artist and a pastor Joe Castillo and the way God changed him. It also tells of the many lives touched by this simple illustration.Done before a live audience the very first time it had a powerful impact on those who watched. This motivated the artist to reproduce it in pen ink prints. As an artist Joes struggle to make a living was suddenly compounded by having his wife diagnosed with cancer. They had no insurance to cover the mounting debt but at an opportune time a friend offered to reproduce the artwork on marble plaques and pay royalties. The sales of the plaques were amazing surely this was the answer to all their financial problems But the story seems to grind to a halt. The friend refuses to pay royalties on the artwork that is selling world wide and Joe loses his wife to cancer. It becomes a daily struggle to forgive the man who was profiting from his artwork and overcome the bitterness at the loss of his wife. The plaques seem to show up everywhere compounding his anger and resentment. For Joe it became a bitter symbol of everything that had gone wrong.If you have ever struggled with forgiveness. If some events in your life just dont make sense God can use this artwork and the story that goes with it to help you put the pieces together.
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2002
Publisher Good Books
ISBN 1561480096 ISBN13 9781561480098
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Boy And The Quilt?
A nice find Dec 18, 1999
This was agreat idea for a quilt book. It involves a boy, who demonstrates interest in quilting from old scraps, along with his other family members. The illustrations are fun, the story is clear and the general instructions are thrown gracefully into the book. Upon reading it directly to my children, I would stop every few pages and ask my child a question, or have a mini discussion about what was happening at that part of the book. When I read it to a class of 25 Third graders, however, I am afraid that the Rhyme style became somewhat monotonous to them, and I had to work hard to keep their interest by changing the meter, talking to them, and actually skipping a few lines here and there. Otherwise it was a great book, and I especially appreciate that the lead character was a regular modern day boy who was nevertheless fascinated by quilting. I consider it an excellent find.
Great story book Apr 24, 1998
This book is a must have for any quilter with kids. It explains about quilting, and gives good ideas on getting kids to help out in your hobby, getting something for themselves that they made. The directions at the end for making the quilt are also well done.